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Bangladesh - December 22, 2022

16 lakh tons rice wasted annually

Making fine rice cutting coarse one

Ibrahim Khalil Jewel: Four crore tons of paddy are crushed in the country every year. According to the mill owners, 4-5 percent of rice is lost in milling. As a result, 1.6 million (16 lakh) tons of rice is wasted annually. If this work had been stopped, there would be no need to import rice from abroad.
Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumdar informed this at an event in Agargaon of the capital on Tuesday.
Sadhan Chandra Majumdar said that the mill owners of the country supply fine rice to the market according to the demand of the consumers. Because consumers do not show enthusiasm for zinc rice and farmers are also not interested in cultivating this rice. Because zinc-rich rice is a bit coarse. Customers prefer fine and shiny rice. Regular rice also contains nutrients, but by milling the rice, the nutrients are being cut out. Sadhan Chandra Majumdar said, these days we are consuming chemically prepared zinc. But we don’t know that we can get this element naturally through rice. Public awareness needs to be created in this regard.
Minister said, ordinary rice also has nutrients. However, while grinding rice, nutrients are being cut off.
Urging not to panic unnecessarily, the Food Minister said, “There will be no shortage of food in the country, nor will there be famine. We are aware that there is enough stock of paddy and rice in the country.
Mr.Majumdar warned of taking strict action against anyone who stocks illegally.

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